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04 March 2021, 16:05

Plans to set up CIS human rights commission

Photo courtesy of the CIS Executive Committee
Photo courtesy of the CIS Executive Committee

MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) deems it necessary to establish a human rights commission. An expert group to discuss the creation of such a commission convened in Minsk on 4 March, BelTA learned from the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.

The discussion took place online and involved representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the CIS Executive Committee.

The parties had a meaningful conversation on the human rights agenda. “They believe that such a commission will facilitate communication and cooperation on human rights, improve the international standings of the CIS as one of the most important organizations in the post-Soviet space, including in the field of human rights protection, and will help thwart attempts to politicize the human rights agenda,” the press service said.

The participants of the meeting noted that it is necessary to thoroughly discuss organizational and financial aspects of the commission's activities.

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